An Information-Theoretic Perspective on the Relationship Between Fairness and Accuracy

17 Oct 2019Sanghamitra DuttaDennis WeiHazar YuekselPin-Yu ChenSijia LiuKush R. Varshney

Our goal is to understand the so-called trade-off between fairness and accuracy. In this work, using a tool from information theory called Chernoff information, we derive fundamental limits on this relationship that explain why the accuracy on a given dataset often decreases as fairness increases... (read more)

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